Who am I? I am Helen Ward, a local herbalist from Three Springs Farm of Vermont, Waitsfield, VT and the Educational Director of Rosemary Gladstar’s The Science & Art of Herbalism Online and Herbal Home Study Course for over 10 years.
A Caregivers Guide for Short Term Illness
Having recently survived a few weeks caring for my loved ones when the flu hit our home, I realize that there is so much information about how we, as caregivers, care for others. What do we do for ourselves in these times of acute intense illness to support our own immune systems, nourish our emotional, physical and spiritual selves?
I think of the airlines and the concept of the oxygen mask theory. If you do not care for yourself, you will not be able to care for others. As healers, herbalists, naturopaths, doctors and more ~ we care for others and often will be less than great at self-care! This is an important time to step in for YOU!
Here are a few things that I found to be incredibly helpful.